General Competition Rules (GCR)

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES (GCR)

 

  1. CARS: All cars prepared for inspection must be on the list of approved cars or have prior approval from the Eligibility Committee.

  2. WHEELS: No cracked or bent rims or loose or missing spokes.

  3. TIRES: Must have a molded-in tread pattern, no slicks or bald tires. Racing tires of the era (if not too wide). New radial tires recommended, street tires acceptable. Speed rating of tires should be appropriate for the vehicle speed potential. Historic, formula cars and sport racers may use treaded tires with an aspect ratio appropriate for the era.

  4. BRAKES: Must be in good condition. Brake lines, etc., will be inspected.

  5. SUSPENSION: Must be in good general condition. No loose tie rods, shocks, etc.

  6. WIRING: Fuel lines and wiring must be in good condition.

  7. APPEARANCE: All cars must have a neat and clean appearance. No primer or bare metal, no flames, scallops, or multicolored paint jobs. Block stock, as car was produced. No flared wheel wells.

  8. ADVERTISING: Cars may be presented in their "original livery," ie., sponsor decals, etc., as they were raced in their day.

  9. ROLL BARS: All competition cars will have a roll bar or rollover structure which is 2" higher than the driver's head including helmet. The design and construction of the roll bar or rollover structure is left up to the car owner, although SCCA roll bar material standards are required. There must be a padded head restraint within 6" of the driver's helmet. All parts of the roll bar that could come in contact with the driver's head during a crash loading must be padded. The Chief Tech Inspector may deem a roll bar or rollover structure unfit for competition.

  10. LEGALITY: If the legality of a car is in question, it is the responsibility of the entrant to provide appropriate evidence.

  11. CONDUCT: A driver at fault in an incident which causes damage to a car or someone else's car, is out of the event and the next event and is on probation for 13 months. Any further incidents while on probation will result in suspension for 13 months. Any car involved in a crash, or having contact with another car sufficient to produce body, frame or suspension damage, is automatically withdrawn from the event.

  12. DRIVERS: New drivers are welcome in VSCR. Drivers who are new to VSCR (both first time drivers and those who have not raced with VSCR before) will be required to join VSCR and will present evidence of having successfully completed an approved professional drivers school, ie., SCCA, Skip Barber, Bondurant, Spenard, Russell, etc., or be the holder of a recognized racing organization license, ie., SCCA, SVRA, RMVR, IMSA, etc. In addition, "on track" training/familiarization will be given to all new drivers. Drivers of cars with very high speed potential should demonstrate appropriate experience and abilities for the car (ie., hold a competition license or show appropriate competition experience). Drivers may compete in both an SCCA sanctioned race group and a VSCR race group during the same race weekend/event.

  13. RACE START: At the start of all VSCR races, no car may pass or maneuver until that car crosses the starting line after the green flag is displayed. (This rule is intended to prevent cars from jumping the start and possibly causing an accident.)

  14. MANDATORY SAFETY ITEMS:
    A. Nomex (or equivalent) fireproof clothing, two layer minimum.
    B. Leather or Nomex gloves, without perforations, and leather or Nomex shoes.
    C. Helmet regulations will mirror the SCCA regulations. As of 2013, 2005 or newer Snell Foundation SA approved helmet is required. Open face helmets require goggles or a face shield.
    D. Fire suppression system required.
    E. 3 inch, metal-to-metal, competition lap belt securely hooked and mounted. Cars with roll bars must have a shoulder harness (5-point harness required, including shoulder straps and crotch strap for any SCCA sanctioned events.) Shoulder harness can be 2" or 3" wide. Harness webbing must be SFI or FIA rated with the date of manufacture (SFI) or date of expiration (FIA) printed on the webbing, be in excellent condition, and be not more than 5 years old. For SCCA events, the SFI certification will expire at the end of the 2nd calendar year after the date of manufacture as indicated by the label. (Example: April 2014 date of manufacture will expire at the end of 2016 – three racing seasons). Arm restraints are required in any open top car or car without window net.
    F. All drivers MUST attend our mandatory drivers meeting before going out on the track.
    G. A minimum capacity one-quart catch tank is required for radiator and crankcase fluids.
    H. Driver and passenger window must be open. Window net required on driver's side and also passenger side if/when passenger is present.
    I. Electrical cut-off switch, accessible from the outside of the vehicle, is required for any SCCA sanctioned event.
    J. SCCA approved fuel cell required in VSCR wheel-to-wheel competition events.

     

  15. Sound levels at Brainerd International Raceway are enforced at a maximum of 102DB (since 1998) at trackside. Any car exceeding this maximum sound level may be black flagged, so a Supertrap or other muffler system may be necessary for a loud car.

 

Revised December, 1988, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 2001, November 2013.

 

APPENDIX A: Formula Car Requirements


Formula cars will be allowed as long as they adhere to these general requirements and conform to the other existing VSCR CGRs.
 

  1. All cars will run on treaded tires.

  2. No aerodynamic bodywork or devices will be allowed if they provide benefit to the car; ie., wings, canards, side pods, sports car noses, etc., are prohibited unless they can and are set to "zero" effect.

  3. All brakes and spring actuation will be outboard, at the wheel spindle.

 

APPENDIX C: FUEL CELL REQUIREMENTS


Fuel cells shall be SCCA/FIA and FT-3 rated. Rotary molded fuel cells (hard plastic) are not permitted. Fuel cell bladders shall contain foam baffling and be enclosed in a metal case with a wall thickness of 0.036 inches if made of steel and .050 inches if made of aluminum. Capacity:There shall be no restrictions of fuel capacity or dimensions of the fuel cell.

Installation:

  1. The top flange of the fuel cells supplied by the leading manufacturers are not designed to be used to support the fuel cell in a drop-in application; custom-built fuel cells can be manufactured for such applications.

  2. Fuel cells shall be mounted by a minimum of two one-inch metal straps.

  3. It is recommended that fuel cells not be installed any closer to the ground than six (6) inches, unless enclosed with the bodywork.

  4. Fuel lines shall be armored if they pass through the driver/passenger compartment.

  5. Fuel pumps and filters shall be mounted outside the driver/passenger compartment.

  6. Fill caps, fuel pickup openings and lines, breather vents, and fuel lines shall be so designed and installed that if the car is partially or totally inverted, fuel shall not escape. If the fuel filler cap is located directly on the fuel cell, a check valve shall not be required provided that the filler cap is of positive locking type and does not incorporate an unchecked breather opening. If the filler cap is not located on the fuel cell, a check valve shall be incorporated in the fuel cell to prevent fuel from escaping if the cap and filler neck are torn from the tank.

  7. Fuel cell vents are not permitted to vent the fuel system through the roll bar/cage structure. Fuel cell vents shall vent outside the car. Fuel cell vent lines shall be installed without sharp bends that could possibly kink and cause a blockage of the line.

  8. It is recommended that all lines and filler openings be incorporated in a single fitting at the top of the fuel cell.

 

Location: Fuel cells shall be mounted within twelve (12) inches of the standard tank location.

Bulkhead: There shall be a metal bulkhead between the driver/passenger compartment and the compartment containing the fuel cell. SCCA currently does not have a thickness or material type specification for metal bulkheads.

Revised: December 1998, 2001, 2013.